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Today is the cover reveal for In Every Way by Amy Sparling. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.
It’s the start of summer and Josh Graham will be working at his parent’s surf shop. When his best friend Colby goes on vacation, Josh is stuck working with Bryce—and all of Bryce’s terrible ideas for summer. They make a list of what the “perfect girlfriend” would be like, and now they plan to find her. It shouldn’t be too hard, since Josh is one of the hottest, most popular guys in school. Right?
Bess Navarre would rather read a book than go outside. She’s chubby, dorky, and a self-proclaimed loser. But when her grandmother volunteers her to work at a jewelry kiosk on the beach, Bess has to comply, no matter how humiliating it is. Bikinis and Bess do not go together, and now she feels even dorkier than ever.
When Bess and Josh’s paths collide, sparks fly. But it won’t be that easy. Bryce wants Josh to date a supermodel. And although Bess might just fit all of the things on Josh’s list, she won’t give herself a chance to figure it out.
You can find In Every Way on Goodreads
About the Author:
Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.
There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of In Every Way. These are the prizes you can win:
– a signed paperback of In Every Way by Amy Sparling (US only)
– a 10$ amazon gift card (International)
For a chance to win, enter the giveaway below:
I’d love to be your muse, so I’m listing Walking in the Shadows as FREE for this week only. It’s also an excuse to celebrate my last week being the age I am now. I finally understand what my husband meant when he said he was starting to feel old.
At any rate, Walking in the Shadows is currently free on Kobo and Googleplay. If you have a device that supports Googleplay, I suggest you just buy the novel from Kobo, as they both support epub files.Don’t have a Kobo? No problem–as long as your e-reader supports epub you can download the file. That includes NOOK, most tablets and most e-readers with the exception of the Kindle.
Walking in the Shadows is a Young Adult Romantic Suspense novel. The realistic dialogue, refreshing new writing style and strong female protagonist who rises above challenges most would crumble under, all couple to create a unique, must-read novel. Here’s a sneak inside:
Tad slipped his hand into mine and led me back up to the flickering candles. He lit the match stick with another candle and handed it to me, but my hand was shaking too much to control the flame. Tad placed his hand over mine and guided my hand to the candles. He let go of my hand and took the match stick, shaking it until it turned black. I sat down in the pew and took a deep breath. “I have nightmares that they come for me.” “Who?” “The vampires.” I was not prepared for the laughter and I looked up at him in shock. He tried to cover his smile. “I’m sorry, it just sounds so—“ I cut him off as I stood, my blood icy in my veins, “Vampires exist in my world. Some psychopath decided that sucking the life out of a person is a fun hobby. Guess what? I had to stare at my murdered parents, had to run away from my past. You’re the only person who knows and you can stand here and laugh?” I yelled, and I ran out the door with him trailing behind knowing that he would have to stop at the threshold. I looked over my shoulder to see him with his head in his hands and his shoulders tensed with an emotion I was unsure of. I knew he hadn’t meant to laugh, and it was not so much the laugh, but the fact he had to stop at the door that upset me. No matter how close Tad and I were, we could not, would not be together. The hole where my heart had finally grown back after the loss of my parents was returning because of the very person who had filled the void.
My fellow Kindlers: I’m doing my best to get Amazon to price match Googleplay and Kobo, but they haven’t done it yet. If you want to try to get them to price match it go HERE and scroll down to the product description, choose Let us know about a lower price and tell them all about it being FREE elsewhere.
Guest Post: The Mind of a Serial Killer (from Pika Pages)
Today we are going to be interviewing the serial killer from Walking in the Shadows. This has to be one of the creepiest things I have ever written, but in order to understand characters we have to get into their heads at least a little bit. It makes me wonder how Steven King ever sleeps…
Q: When did your obsession with vampires begin?
A: A better question would be when did my obsession with blood begin? I couldn’t tell you to be truthful. I’ve always been fascinated with blood; it’s never been creepy to me. I’ve always loved the smell, the feeling of it dripping down my skin…
(Interviewer cringes and moves chair further away) Q: So, besides blood you obviously do have a passion for vampires?
A: Of course, I mean who wouldn’t? Living forever and having power that surpasses everything on the face of the planet, plus new vampires have better chances than the ones in the old tales. They can walk among the living and in the sun and do as they please. Being a human is so mundane compared to that.
Q: Did your obsession begin with the Crimson Reign or have you always enjoyed vampires?
A: I’ve always enjoyed them but Cassandra Leigh certainly put a new spin on it that I couldn’t deny. I mean have you read the novels? If you haven’t you should.
Q: What has to crack inside someone’s skull to make them take the step from avid reader to killer?
A: (Rolls eyes) Nothing cracked inside of me. I just gained the confidence to take the steps needed to assert my control. I wanted to feel that fear—to feed off of it.
Q: So you actually enjoy the taste of blood?
A: Yes, of course. That’s part of the fun isn’t it?
Q: Why did you choose the Martins?
A: I didn’t choose them, they kind of where handed to me. They weren’t as much fun to kill as the others, though. The drugs really knocked them out.
Q: Why did you stop your rampages after a few months?
A: Oh, well. I kind of got bored and my followers got a bit freaked out by all the media coverage. We stopped for a bit, but when the other movies released I couldn’t really resist. It made me want that power again, so I went after my passion.
Q: Is there really no pattern to the people you choose to kill?
A: Have you ever met a killer who didn’t form some sort of pattern?
Q: (Shakes head and swallows) Do you ever feel guilty?
A: Really, you’re going to ask that? (Laughs)
Q: So, you have absolutely no soul?
A: (Leans forward with a smile) Vampires don’t have souls.
Q: Aren’t you afraid you are going to get caught?
A: I’m smart. They don’t think there’s a pattern, so how pray tell, are they going to figure out who I am? Plus, I play out in the open. You would think it would be obvious, but then hiding in plain view is always a good idea.
Q: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us. (Gets up and hurries towards the door.)
A: Thank you (Licks lips), sleep with one eye open.
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